This trip is a first - a motorcycle trip down the famous Ho Chi Minh trail from Hanoi to Saigon on primarily Honda or Suzuki 125 cc motorcycles. Along the way, you can share discussions with a guide who was part of the war - Le Van Cuong - and visit places that had meaning for him on the trail. During your ride, you will visit everything from Ho Chi Minh's birthplace to the Chinese fishing town of Hoi An, to the hill retreat of Dalat. This is true Vietnam - a trip like no other. Part is on a new highway, part on dirt roads, part in towns, part in hill tribe villages (Se Dang, Pa Co, Bahnar, and others). Some of the hotels are excellent, but others are very, very basic - the best available - so be prepared.

Part of the trip vividly shows the Vietnam of today, and part is recorded forever in history. As one man who road the trail said, "I have traveled all around the world, but this is the first time I have traveled IN the world."

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $6595.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)

Dates: Monday, January 27, 2014 - Tuesday, February 11, 2014 and Monday, February 24 - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts

Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi; Cyclo ride; Hanoi water puppets show.
Day 2 Hanoi city tour; Overnight train to Vinh
Day 3 Vinh to Huong Khe - 63 miles
Day 4 Huong Khe - Phong Nha (Quang Binh) - Dong Hoi Town - 131 miles
Day 5 Dong Hoi Town - Dong Ha (Quang Tri) - 110 miles
Day 6 Dong Ha - Dakrong - Khe Sanh (Quang Tri) - Dakrong Bridge - A Luoi (Thua Thien Hue Province) - 106 miles
Day 7 A Luoi to Hien to Than Mai to Hoi An - 150 miles
Day 8 Tour Hoi An
Day 9 Hoi An - My Son - Dong Phu - Kham Duc (Phuoc Son) - 100 miles
Day 10 Kham Duc - Kon Tum - 120 miles
Day 11 Kon Tum - Buon Me Thuot - 150 miles
Day 12 Buon Ma Thuot - Lak Lake - Dalat - 125 miles
Day 13 Tour Dalat
Day 14 Dalat - Saigon - 188 miles
Day 15 Tour Saigon
Day 16 Transfer to the airport

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Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!